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Terry

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I changed the photo options on the board.

Now you can do 12 photos per post. Each photo can be up to 180KB in file size. If you try to upload a picture greater than 180KB the post will fail.

While writing a post, you can insert a thumbnail of the picture into your text by clicking insert after browsing to the picture you're going to upload with the link to the right of the upload image line.

It will look like this:

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You don't have to upload all your pictures to insert them, just put them into the attachment area so you have an insert link.

(If you already uploaded pictures into the forum, you can modify your posts to put the pictures into the text with the modify link in the right corner of each of your posts. They will not have the veiwer features explained below. They will act the same as they were acting before today's changes.)

When clicked on, the thumbnails open in a viewer. There are controls in the upper right corner.
  • The arrows move from image to image within the thread. This means if Paul posts a picture and Jim posts one in a reply, you can compare them with the arrow key.
  • The triangle makes the images in the post rotate like a slide show when you click on the triangle repeatedly.
  • The box with with arrow in corner makes the picture maximum size.
  • The X closes the image viewer. You can also click on the picture to close it.

Here's another thumbnail. . . click on it to check out those features.

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I did see a modification that would put text near the image saying click to enlarge, but that is not compatible with these features so I couldn't install it. We'll all get used to clicking to see the pictures like we do on eBay.

NEAT.



A few other notes since I have your attention. If you bookmark this page:

https://www.train99.com/forum/index.php?action=unread

You should get a list of all posts and replies since your last visit. On the RIGHT of each topic past the time posted is a little document with an arrow. That's a link to the portion you haven't seen.

When I use a board like this, I go to the page above and then read down the list of topics and open the ones I want to read or continue to read in new tabs.

Here's the link again:

https://www.train99.com/forum/index.php?action=unread



Below are  a bunch of posts by me building out what is explained above. You can ignore it. Or check out the pictures of some 33 locos. I think gray 33s are interesting. I have gray 33 locos  from about 1916 all the way to the end of production.

Here's some pictures.   These might not have the features explained above. 

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Re: Changes to pictures
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I just added a viewer option  to make the thumbnails expand in the post when clicked on. One of the buttons in the upper corner  of the slide show viewer will size the picture to it's maximum size.


Also when there is a series of thumbnails like in the post above, there are arrow keys in the upper right corner to see them in order without closing them.

Here's two more production runs of the 33 loco.

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Re: Changes to pictures
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I gave you the whole series of 33 locos except this one. The first version has slide on headlight or pedestal.
34t1-2 is the older version. Note that these locos and the earliest of the 4 wheelers do not have binding posts. Some of the very last production 33 and 42 locos don't have binding posts either.

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Re: Changes to pictures
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Here's one of the attachments from above inserted into the post box with tags:



That is not as usable.

I'll try to find a way to put the pictures into the text area with the thumbnail viewer. I think that's optimal - explain something then show picture, then more explanation.

The VW forum I visit makes you upload pictures to a picture folder (each user has his own folder) then you insert them into the posts. It only allows 640 by 480 images. That might be an option? From what I see right now, I cannot make the pictures called with tags into thumbnails automatically. That's probably why they are forcing  such small pictures.

I'll look for more image options.

A few other notes since I have your attention. If you bookmark this page:

https://www.train99.com/forum/index.php?action=unread

You should get a list of all posts and replies since your last visit. On the RIGHT of each topic past the time posted is a little document with an arrow. That's a link to the portion you haven't seen.

When I use a board like this, I go to the page above and then read down the list of topics and open the ones I want to read or continue to read in new tabs.

Here's the link again:

https://www.train99.com/forum/index.php?action=unread



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Re: Changes to pictures
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Here's a test of new inline feature. This should allow the pictures to be put into the text.

That was some text.

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that was the first picture. Here comes the second one:

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Does it work?

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Re: Changes to pictures
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That makes the pictures go into the post where you want. YOu can click on it to see the whole thing, but it's not great.

I changed it so the attached picture is inserted into the text as a thumbnail.

Here's a try of that:

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That should be a small picture that will open into a mid sized picture when clicked on.




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